Psalm 21 TNIV

For the director of music. A psalm of David."

1 The king rejoices in your strength, LORD.1 How great is his joy in the victories you give!2

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2 You have granted him his heart's desire3 and have not withheld the request of his lips.a

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    • a 21:2 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
      3 You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold4 on his head.5

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      4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him-- length of days, for ever and ever.6

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      5 Through the victories7 you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.8

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      6 Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy9 of your presence.10

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      7 For the king trusts in the LORD;11 through the unfailing love12 of the Most High13 he will not be shaken.14

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      8 Your hand will lay hold15 on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.

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      9 When you appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace. The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath, and his fire will consume them.16

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      10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from the human race.17

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      11 Though they plot evil18 against you and devise wicked schemes,19 they cannot succeed.

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      12 You will make them turn their backs20 when you aim at them with drawn bow.

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      13 Be exalted21 in your strength, LORD;22 we will sing and praise your might.

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